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Vector sero-surveillance tools to accelerate malaria elimination

Objectives

This project will measure the salivary antibodies in a human biting challenge trial where volunteers are repeatedly bitten by mosquitoes to define antibody thresholds which predict biting rates.

Principal Institution

Burnet Institute

Principal Investigators / Focal Persons

Freya JI Fowkes

Rationale and Abstract

Measuring antibody responses to mosquito salivary proteins in human sera may be a practical, highly sensitive alternative approach to estimate human biting rates and exposure to vector-borne diseases such as malaria.  Furthermore, the project will validate this sero-surveillance tool in field trials of vector control.

Thematic Categories

Surveillance

Date

Jan 2022

Total Project Funding

$541,401

Funding Details
Project Site

Australia

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